I add flax seed meal to almost everything: oatmeal, crackers, granola bars, pancakes and now cookies. I calculated that each of these cookies has about 140 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 10 grams of sugar. Not too bad! I like to eat one when I want a little treat with my morning coffee. It also makes a great balanced snack along with some protein-rich cottage cheese. The chai spices go well with the nutty taste of the flax. Until next time, enjoy!
Gluten-Free Cran-Chai Flax Cookies
(This is not a low-FODMAP recipe)
make 14 cookies
1 cup flax seed meal
1 cup blanched almond flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, stir together all of the dry ingredients.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients with the honey, butter and egg. Mix on medium speed until well-combined. Stir in the cranberries.
- Place heaping tablespoons-full on the lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake 20 minutes. Cool cookies on sheet 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.